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September 2013

In this week’s blog, Jamie Weiner of Inheriting Wisdom, raises some thought-provoking questions on what families and their enterprises should reveal and when, questioning the prevailing notion of advocating transparency as the “best practice” in family enterprise advising.

This issue is a précis of an August 2013 research paper by Dennis Jaffe entitled “Good Fortune: Building a Hundred Year Family Enterprise.” It includes a summary of some counterintuitive results as well as helpful suggestions for practitioners.